Cinnamon Bread

Cinnamon Bread: Slice

Cinnamon had been on my mind a lot and I knew that the only way ease my thoughts would be to indulge in it. I went through my bookmarks looking far a recipe that was full of cinnamon and found this one for a cinnamon loaf that sounded really good. This loaf is a plain quick bread with layers of cinnamon and a cinnamon topping. The recipe called for a full two heaping tablespoons of cinnamon which is more that I have ever used at once. This quick bread was a bit more work than most as it called for mixing the ingredients a bit at a time and pouring the ingredients into the loaf pan in layers. Despite the extra effort required it was still really easy to do. The smell of baking cinnamon is just amazing! The cinnamon bread turned out really good. It was light and fluffy and moist. The cinnamon layers were thick and full of cinnamon flavour and the cinnamon top was nice and fragrant and crumbly. Though the thoughts of cinnamon have receded for the moment, I am thinking that a rolled yeast based cinnamon bread is in my future.

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup brown sugar
2 heaping tablespoons ground cinnamon

Directions:
1. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
2. Cream the butter and sugar in another bowl.
3. Beat in the eggs, salt, vanilla and lemon zest.
4. Mix 1/3 of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
5. Mix 1/2 of the buttermilk into the wet ingredients.
6. Mix 1/3 of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
7. Mix the remaining buttermilk into the wet ingredients.
8. Mix 1/3 the remaining dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
9. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
10. Pour 1/3 of the batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
11. Pour 1/3 of the cinnamon mixture on top.
12. Pour 1/3 of the batter on top.
13. Pour 1/3 of the cinnamon mixture on top.
14. Pour the remaining batter on top.
15. Pour the remaining cinnamon mixture on top.
16. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until a toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean, about an hour.

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92 comments:

Ferdzy said...

Kevin, I make a pretty similar cake (the big difference without comparing quantities is that it calls for sour cream instead of buttermilk) and I was just thinking, the other day, that it is probably my all-time favourite cake. I loves me a big fat hit of cinnamon! Yum!

Lisa said...

There is really nothing like fresh baked bread. Your kitchen must have smelled heavenly. Obviously a perfect choice to satisfy a cinnamon craving.

VeggieGirl said...

Cinnamon is definitely one of my all-time favorite spices; and what better way to utilize it than in a scrumptious loaf? Yum!

Gretchen Noelle said...

This looks delicious. The directions do sound like quite a bit of work.

kimberleyblue said...

Oh wow, that looks so fantastic. It must smell equally amazing.

I think I would throw some chocolate chips in with the cinnamon centre...but then again, maybe I like chocolate a little too much.

Lina said...

I could smell the cinammon just looking at your photos!

Peter M said...

This cake looks fabulous and it's from a wonderful blog, A Year At Oak Cottage.

Heather said...

What a perfect bread for enjoying with coffee! All squoodgy in the center with butter. MMmmmmm...

Elly said...

Ooooh Kevin, this looks absolutely heavenly. You can never have too much cinnamon in my opinion!

Ben said...

Wow, that is a lot of cinnamon. It must've tasted delicious. So many delicious cakes and breads around are a big temptation. I guess I will have to give in sometime. Hehehe

michelle @ TNS said...

this looks like a great cinnamon bread for when i'm too lazy to make yeast bread or rolls. nothing beats the smell of baked cinnamonny things.

bawb said...

That looks amazing. Incidentally, you're the only cooking blog I subscribe to--my wife sends them my way all the time, but only yours really tantalizes me.

RecipeGirl said...

Ha! We're thinking along the same lines today. I was looking at a yeasted cinnamon bread to make this week. This loaf looks great with all of the cinnamon piled onto it!

Psychgrad said...

I have a weakness for cinnamon bread. I think I'll have to print this recipe out to avoid royally screwing it up.

Erika said...

Seriously, when do you have the time to do all this amazing cooking! The bread looks incredible and I wish I had some with a cup of coffee and a good gossip magazine!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Looks fantastic. That butter melting onto had me drooling.

Vicki said...

I just made this, and it's terrific!

Ginny said...

yum! i would love a slice right now...warm out of the oven! :)

Tarah said...

Oh my god! Look at all that cinnamon! You hit me where it hurts! That looks outstanding! I think I'll be making this very soon :]

Sharon said...

Kevin, stop tempting me! I just bought a new jar of cinnamon so now I"ll just have to go make this bread!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Thanks a lot Kevin, now cinnamin is on MY mind!!

Christie @ fig & cherry said...

I was just looking around for a cinnamon recipe! Apparently a teaspoon a day is very good for people with type 2 diabetes! (Which my Dad has). Thanks!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

You're killing me Kevin! All of your recipes looks sooo delicious! The butter melting on this cinnamon bread is way too tempting!

Kitt said...

Funny, I saw Vicki's post on making your cinnamon bread first and thought, "Cinnamon bread? I don't remember any cinnamon bread!"

Looks great! Want some!

Janulka said...

Oh Kevin, I must say we have been on the same wave - cinnamon!
You are very talented and I like the different dishes you prepare. Well done!

Sylvie said...

What a beautiful looking treat.

Grace said...

i don't think i could ever have too much cinnamon. it's my favorite spice, and i think this might just become my favorite bread. awesome.

Marianna said...

Oh my gosh, this looks SO SO good!! Definately need to try this out once!! I'm a big fan of cinnamon rolls, but this bread of yours looks better!

Lori said...

Love those big swirls of cinnamon! And I'm looking forward to the yeast bread version. :)

Homecooked said...

The bread looks yummy! Perfectly baked.

Deborah said...

You get us with those melty butter pictures every time! Looks delicious!

canarygirl said...

Oh my GAWD. Someone pick me up off the floor...I have fainted from cinnamon bread envy.

diva said...

that is one explosive cinnamon bread!

Astra Libris said...

Kevin, your photo of the sliced cinnamon bread has to be one of the most beautiful, tempting photos I've seen in a while... WOW! Gorgeous!! Now I'm craving cinnamon too... :-) Thank you for the craving and the recipe, because now I get to fix your recipe when I get home today!! It looks too awesome not to try immediately!

Patsyk said...

I can almost smell the cinnamin just looking at that fantastic picture! Yum!

Daziano said...

It sounds really good, indeed! Bravo, Kevin!

Gloria said...

uuppps!! Kevin this look amazing!! and yummy!! My favorite spice is cinnamon (Canela/cinammon) I like so how smell. I want to make this soon.

Elle said...

What a tease you are! Look at all that cinnamon and melty butter...I'm so jealous now, it's not even funny. I have to make this, no question.

Hallie Fae said...

Wow. That's all I can say. It looks like the Cinnamon Coffee Cake from Starbucks, one of my favorites. I love the ripples of cinnamon in the middle of the cake.

Indigo said...

Ohh, that looks to die for. Especially with all the melty butter - gorgeous. I can only imagine how good that smelled.

Raquel said...

I found your blog via whatdoIwant2cooktoday, Jan's blog. This bread looks amazing. I love cinnamon!

Donna said...

Looks Wonderful!! Happy cooking!

Parker said...

Okay - warm cinnamon bread with melted butter - I am salivating right now.

Katie said...

Cinnamon + Butter = Fantastic. I will be making this soon. Thanks for the recipe.

Pam said...

Cinnamon is a weakness of mine. I guess I know what I will be baking soon. Thanks for the great idea!

cakewardrobe said...

I hate cinnamon candy - but Cinnamon bread --- OOOOH YUM!

Josh said...

Wow does that good or what?! I can't wait to try it out, but I do have a question. It might be a dumb one, but as I understand it, loaf pans come in different sizes. What size did you use?

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Looks like the effort paid off--that bread looks amazing! I'm sure the only downside is you'll run out quickly--I'd be grabbing chunks off each time I walked past it.

Megan said...

I'm snagging this recipe also. :)

chou said...

That looks like a really intense cinnamon loaf. Yum.

Kevin said...

Josh: It was a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

cook eat FRET said...

yet another winner!
i would love this!!!

i can even smell it all the way down south...

noble pig said...

I can smell it through the screen. That melted butter shot is priceless Kevin!

Sharon said...

this looks so good! i love the way you captured the melting butter on top too!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks stellar Kevin! Wow!

farida said...

I love the smell of cinnamon in baked goodies! This looks heavenly! My type of bread. You are such an inspiration! I am printing the recipe.

Pam said...

Love the melting butter!

Steph said...

This bread looks sooooo good!

meeso said...

Holy Cow! That looks amazing! I love cinnamon... I will have to try this!

giz said...

Oh man Kevin - you're killing me. Who sent a hit out on me - you have to tell me. I can only just imagine the smell in your place when this was baking. Did you have neighbours banging down the doors?

cakebrain said...

I love how that thick slice of cinnamon bread looks with the melting butter and the cinnamony swirls and crumbly crust...mmmm

Nilmandra said...

That is a lot of cinnamon indeed! Looks like a good recipe though, and still pretty quick and easy. I got to note this down and try it.

Holler said...

This looks gorgeous Kevin. I can just imagine how good your kitchen smelled and when you see the layering from side on, it looks like it was well worth all the effort.Very impressive! I would love a slice :)

Anonymous said...

this is really good... but i think next time i'm going to shorten the amount of cinnamon by a little bit. i thought the cinnamon/brown sugar mixture was too much. i also added bananas.
delicious! i love ur blog..and im impressed with ur korean dishes!

chriesi said...

Mmm cinnamon, my favourite spice. This is a must try!

Hetal said...

hmmm...sounds yummy!!!I like cinnamon flavour,its sooo good..

Amy said...

Holy crap that looks good!

cookinpanda said...

Mmmm yum. I have an unhealthy obsession with corn bread. And with the cinnamon, it sounds even better!

pastry studio said...

I've been daydreaming about cinnamon bread for the last couple of weeks. This more than satisfies that dream. Thank you for reading my mind!

Rosie said...

Kevin your cinnamon bread is just perfect what a stunning bake! I can just imagine that wonderful smell echoing through your kitchen mmmmmm...

Anonymous said...

Wowsie Kevin, looks de.....vine. I might try it with some raisins. Interesting, cinnamon is good for people with type 2 diabetes.Rock on.

Harry & Eddie said...

Thanks, Kevin, for the great recipe. I made it yesterday, and it is incredible!

Jaime said...

wow, that looks amazing! i love cinnamon bread

emiglia said...

That top picture made me drool all over my keyboard. I can't wait to try this recipe, and to hear about your adventures with yeasted cinnamon bread!

Steph said...

Thanks for inspiring me to make a cinnamon swirl loaf!

fkit said...

over flowed out of a 9x5 pan, but it came out delicious, bread of my dreams, thank you

Tim said...

Good Jo!: )

Sara said...

cinnamon bread is in the oven and smells heavenly! what a great site. i'm so glad i came across it.

i wonder how this would be with pecans? probably really good!

Simon said...

I made one of these last earlier this week, and it was delicious. And the cinnamon layers are simply the best part.

Ingrid said...

I want this! Cinnamon gooood, verrrry goood!!
~ingrid

Frances Billano said...

Hi Kevin! I just tried your cinnamon bread recipe this morning and it was a success. My friends said they could smell it even before coming through my front door. They finished half the loaf within first 10 minutes!

I'm thinking of bringing the recipe a few notches up to "extra-extra special." I'll add a more lemon zest or extract, plus rhum or brandy. Maybe even lessen the brown-sugar-cinnamon topping, but mix in some ground nuts(maybe pecan?). What do you think? Any suggestions? (You can send me a private reply at fbillano@yahoo.com; I'd appreciate it!)

If my modifications churn out an even more delicious cinnamon loaf, I'll share the recipe with you later on. :-)

mores said...

Funny, why do all american (continent) recipes include baking soda? Over here in Europe one almost never uses it.
Anyhow, thank you for this. It's not what I was used to, since during my days in Montreal I never actually had cinnamon bread, but I love cinnamon, and I love cinnamon rolls, so cinnamon bread is a natural successor :)

I should remind people to rather use a small form - if it's too big you won't be able to layer things properly. I only got one stripe of the good stuff in there, and the sugar coating didn't melt, it just stayed crunchy. I'll use a smaller form next time, add more layers and make away with the topping alltogehter.

Oh, and I used spelt flour (since my wife is allergic to wheat) which worked out well. The color was a bit darker than on your photo.

Anonymous said...

omg THIS LOOKS LUSH!!!!! I'll have to make it really soon.
Big thx for sharing from The Netherlands.

melanie said...

I made this yesterday: this man is a cooking genius. However, I would only bake it for 45- maaybee 50 min. Mine was in for 55, and the top was a tad burned. But no matter, I ate it anyway.

Anonymous said...

Stumbled across your site and had to try out this recipe. It was delicious!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Delicious! Not difficult to make and the lemon zest really adds something special.

Heidi said...

I just got through making this cinnamon bread and I posted the results on my blog. Check it out! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

sara said...

I just made this but it had a huge hole in the middle. Can anyone tell me why it sunk in.

Kevin said...

sara: I have never had a quick bread sink before. A quick search pulled up two possibilities: 1. Check your oven temperature with a separate thermometer to see if it is at the temperature that it says it is at. 2. Your baking soda or baking powder may no longer be working.

Anonymous said...

OMGosh!!!! What a beautiful cinnamony sight!...now,please excuse me while I go make Cinnamon Bread!

Sue Spiersch said...

The next time I make this bread (oh yes, there will definitely be a next time) I will increase the batter by half. It was very difficult to get such a small amount of batter to cover 3 layers. Also the bread ended up only being about 2 inches high. I would have liked it higher. That said, it's a wonderful recipe. Nice amount of cinnamon.

Kevin Lynch said...

Sue Spiersch: I am glad that you enjoyed it! I am surprised that it only came out 2 inches tall though; mine is usually an inch and a half over the top of the 2 inch tall pan.

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